Robert (Bob) Crozier after 84 years on this earth, passed away October 8, 2019 from Parkinson’s Disease. He was a long-time resident of Scottsdale, AZ, spending summers in Show Low, AZ.
Bob was born in Brooklyn, NY and grew up in Queens, NY. He was preceded in death by his father John, mother Anna, sister Joan (George) and daughter Denise. He is survived by his wife Lee, his son Craig, grandchildren, Cameron (Amanda), Ashley and Blake, cousin Janet (Robert), niece Debbie, nephew George, grand niece Jehnifer, and grand nephew Scott.
He moved from New York to California, where he started a very successful career in electronics distribution. That work eventually took him to Arizona, where he retired after 40 years of work. In 1971, he met his soul mate Lee. They were married in 1977 and lived life to the fullest, fulfilling their ‘bucket-list’ throughout their lives together.
Bob’s main life passion was for music, which never ceased. He was a music collector and attended many live concerts, always sitting in the front rows – to make sure that he had the best experience possible.
Bob also loved to travel. Travel often centered on various locations throughout the world and increased after retiring. His interests ranged from Club Med, camping on a beach, to cruising to see the wonders of several foreign countries as well as the USA.
He loved clothes and never missed an opportunity to put on a tuxedo and go dining at the best restaurants and dancing with Lee. Bob was also a friend of “Bill W” for 44 continuous years and touched many lives throughout those 44 years of acceptance and surrender.
In 2001, he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and was able to function in a normal manner until the last few years. He put up a good fight, but could not win. He threw in the towel and passed peacefully. His wishes were to stay in his own home where Lee, his wife, could care for him with all her love. Bob donated his brain and body to Banner Sun Health Institute for Parkinson’s research.
Interment will be private. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019, at Hansen Desert Hills Chapel, 6500 E Bell Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85234. The service will be at 1:00pm with a reception following.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that charitable donations be made in memory of Robert W. Crozier, to the Parkinson Network of Arizona. 240 W Thomas Road, Suite 302, Phoenix, AZ. 85013. Donation link: https://parkinsonnetworkaz.org/
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